Los Angeles street racer Dominic Toretto falls under the suspicion of the LAPD as a string of high-speed electronics truck robberies rocks the area. Brian O'Connor, an officer of the LAPD, joins the ranks of Toretto's highly skilled racing crew undercover to convict Toretto. However, O'Connor finds himself both enamored with this new world and in love with Toretto's sister, Mia. As a rival racing crew gains strength, O'Connor must decide where his loyalty really lies.Written by
There are over 15,000 individual sound effects in the first street race. See more »
After race wars, Brian returns to town and pulls his car into a driveway. His stuntman is clearly recognizable as the driver in this shot as his hairline is a good 2 or 3 inches further back than Paul Walker's. See more »
On some prints, after the credits, there is a brief epilogue showing Dominic's fate. He is shown, driving alone in a red Chevelle with black racing stripes, on a desolate road by the coast in Baja, Mexico. He narrates about his life 'I live my life quarter a mile at a time ...'. See more »
Good Life (Remix)
Written by Faith Evans, Rasheem Pugh, Tamy Lester Smith, August Moon, Tyrone Thomas
Performed by Faith Evans, Ja Rule, Vita and Caddillac Tah
Faith Evans appears courtesy of Bad Boy Entertainment
Ja Rule appears courtesy of Murder Inc./Def Jam Records
Vita and Caddillac Tah appear courtesy of Murder Inc. Records
Contains a sample from "Seven Minutes Of Funk"
Performed by The Whole Darn Family
Courtesy of Amherst Records, Inc. See more »
This movie is adrenalin charged from the very beginning. The plot centres around an undercover cop,Brian, who has to investigate a number of hijacks. To do this, he must get to know the chief suspect, Dominic Torretto (a stellar performance by the magnificent Vin Diesel) and his group of street racers who buy Japanese cars and spend thousands of dollars converting them into racing machines. As well as being a street racer, Dom also runs a store and a garage. His gang includes his girlfriend Lettie, younger sister Mia and friends Vince, Leon and Jessie. Brian is drawn deeper into the glamourous world, falling for Mia and discovering a respect for Dom, which conflicts with his objectivity.
Rob Cohen does an amazing job of directing this movie, even making a Hitchcock-esque cameo as a pizza delivery guy. The film is very well acted, particularly by Vin Diesel, who manages to portray the two sided character of the carefree street-racer with the responsible older brother who looks out for Mia and the rest of his team. His performance is by far the best of the entire film. Apparently the character of Lettie was not in the original story and unfortunately this shows. Michelle Rodriguez pouts and sneers her way through the film, and her character has no real depth. This is the only low point in a truly brilliant film.
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